Arriva shows off StreetLites
Arriva put three of its new Wrightbus StreetLite Micro Hybrids on display in Gravesend recently. The operator wanted to let the public inspect the buses that would be entering service the next day on its half hourly Service 136 from the Medway Towns to Gravesend town centre. The 40-seaters are the first low carbon emission buses for the town and are helping to reduce pollution along the line of route, joining eight other similar buses that are running on local services in the Medway Towns. The buses were also inspected by the Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr John Caller, who was able to see the new features such as the E-leather seating, bright LED interior lighting and the wi-fi facility.
The three StreetLites represent an investment of over £400,000 for the Gravesend area and are part of a batch of 16 totalling £1.29m that have just entered service from the company’s Maidstone and Gillingham depots. Further investment in the Gravesend and Dartford area will be taking place later this year when a fleet of 11 StreetLite Micro Hybrids to Arriva’s ‘Sapphire’ specification take to the roads of Kent Thameside on Services 480 and 490 that link Gravesend, Northfleet, Bluewater and Dartford.